John May Museum Center - Colorado Springs, CO - Museum that features exhibits on natural history and space


John May Museum is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and features two distinctive museum exhibits, the museum of natural history, and the museum of space exploration. The museum of natural history is the accumulation of artifacts that have been collected over the past 80 years including rare artifacts, insects, and various creatures. The museum of space exploration has an abundance of displays dedicated to the history of space exploration.

The museum center is named after John May, who along with his father James May, started the museum in 1929. The museum found a permanent home in Colorado Springs in the 1940's when John May built the headquarters and buildings on his ranch property.

The natural museum features a collection of over 8,000 invertebrates including the monstrous Brazilian Butterfly and Hercules Beetle. The Museum is a popular destination for school field trips and college students.

The space museum features a full photo and movie depiction of the NASA Space Program. The exhibits feature hundreds of official NASA photos and movies that detail the programs exploration of the solar system including the first trip to the moon and the flight of Apollo 13. The museum is open from May through October.

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